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‘The Jook Joint’ Combines Domestic Violence, Racism, And Abuse With A Voodoo Priestess and Gore Filled Horror

A jazz filled story of a Voodoo Priestess who dances among the corpses of her enemies

A gorey period piece is on its way from writer Tee Franklin and artist Maria Nguyen. Being published by Image Comics, The Jook Joint combines a narrative filled with Abuse, domestic violence, and sexual assault with supernatural bloody horror set amongst the jazz scene of the early 20th century. It all works together to make a uniquely dark and gripping story.

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The story follows Halia, Voodoo Priestess owner of jazz club, The Jook Joint, as she gets vicious revenge on those who wrong her. The story was written by Tee Franklin, a domestic abuse survivor:

“I am a domestic violence survivor and I wanted to be able… I can’t kill the people who abused me in my life, but writing about it and having her draw is pretty freaking cathartic”.

Samples from the comic:

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All this is shaping to be a interesting mini series covering harsh topics and blending them with otherworldly outcomes.

The Jook Joint will be released October 2018 for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

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